ESPN’s Architecture at Scale – Operating at 100,000 Duh Nuh Nuhs Per Second

Stats Internet’s #1 sports website. Top 10 of all sites. 5th largest website among men ages 18-54 (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo are bigger). Powered by only a few hundred servers. A few dozen serve the major portions of the site, like the front-page service. Only a couple of dozen engineers. Peak 100,000 requests per second. Peak event was the World Cup. Sports specific data is gigabytes in size. Stack Java based. Oracle database, AQ Streams Message Broker WebSphere MQ Interesting integration of people on the ground as sources of data as well as automated feeds JMS Broker

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